Antonio Gibson

Overall Rank
RB39
2023
Height
6' 0"
Weight
228 lbs
BMI
30.9
(71st)
Draft Pick
3.02
(2020)
College
Memphis
Age
26.1
Best Comparable Player
Joe Mixon
Workout Metrics
4.39
97th
122.8
99th
118.5
49th
16
21st
40-Yard Dash
Speed Score
Burst Score
Agility Score
Bench Press
High School Metrics
17.3%
(26th)
College Dominator
7.3
(95th)
College YPC
7.7%
(61st)
College Target Share
Matty's Guy

Antonio Gibson Bio

Antonio Gibson is a running back for the Washington Commanders. At Memphis, he sat behind Darrell Henderson, Tony Pollard and Kenneth Gainwell on Memphis' running back depth chart while learning to play the position. The team also moved Gibson back to his natural wide receiver position, where, at 6-0 and 228-pounds, he could outmuscle small corners. His college stats were unimpressive, but his Combine performance was drew attention from NFL teams. Gibson posted a 122.8 (99th-percentile) Speed Score, running a 4.39 40-yard Dash at 228 pounds.

The Washington Commanders drafted Antonio Gibson at the 3.02, and a significant opportunity opened as the team cut Derrius Guice and later released Adrian Peterson. With only a 47.3-percent (No.33) Opportunity Share, Gibson was still able to finish with 795 (No.18) rush yards. He was elusive as a rusher, tallying 58 (No.13) Evaded Tackles and 8 (No.12) Breakaway Runs and 584 (No. 15) Yards Created. He also scored 11 (No.7) Total Touchdowns on just 31 (No.22) Red Zone Touches.

Although Gibson saw a drop in efficiency across the board in 2021, his snaps skyrocketed. He ended up the RB17 with 14.3 fantasy PPG. Although Gibson was used as a receiver in college and the Commanders spent most of their games in a negative Game Script, he was used sparingly in the pass game. It wasn’t until Week 12, when J.D. McKissic went out with a concussion, that Gibson saw more than three catches in a game. He had at least five catches in three of the next five full games, finishing as RB6 or better in four of them. While fully healthy from Weeks 12 to 15, he commanded a 16.9-percent Target Share compared to only a 10.4-percent average over the full season.

The Commanders drafted Brian Robinson in the third round of the NFL Draft in 2022. He and Gibson split time in that season, resulting in just 146 carries for Gibson. He did record 46 receptions and five total touchdowns to finish as the RB28 with 11.1 fantasy PPG. The two backs continued to share the backfield in 2023, but Gibson was utilized far less as a rusher, recording only 65 rushing attempts in 16 games. He was still used as a pass catcher, reeling in 48 receptions on 59 targets. Gibson is a free agent following the 2023 season and will turn 26 years old prior to the 2024 season.